At INHOUSE we offer a bespoke service for recruiting and supplying the very highest calibre of domestic and household staff to a discerning clientele.


We have over sixteen years experience within the domestic staff recruitment industry, we place candidates both in the UK and worldwide. We pride ourselves in building a relationship with our clients and candidates.

We only put forward applicants who have a minimum of two years experience and with excellent references.


We specialise in the highest calibre of household staff.

We can help you whether you are a client looking for household staff or a candidate seeking work.

Whatever your staffing needs we are here to help you.

  • Butlers
  • Chauffeurs
  • Chefs
  • Daily Maids
  • Estate Managers
  • Housekeepers
  • House Managers
  • Governess
  • Nannies
  • Personal Assistants
  • Secretaries

About Us

INHOUSE was set up in 2000 by Mary Dobson, who has been working in the industry since 1994.

We offer a discreet, bespoke service for discerning employers within private households and prestigious private establishments. We specialise in the very highest calibre of domestic staff on a full time, part time or on a temporary basis both in the UK and Internationally.

We can assist with all staffing needs, however large or small. We have successfully supplied candidates to professional city-dwelling families, working country estates, stately homes, holiday villas and ocean going yachts.

How We Work

We offer a quality service to both clients and staff and will not waste your time by sending unsuitable applicants nor waste the applicant’s time by sending them for unsuitable posts.

After establishing your requirements we provide you with a selection of suitable candidates from our extensive database. For each candidate we endeavor to produce résumé outlining a candidate’s details and include a photograph. Once you have chosen the right candidates we will arrange the interviews on your behalf.


All our applicants have gone through our rigorous process of personal interview, reference and previous employment history verification. They must have at least two years experience and / or relevant professional qualifications. We ensure that all applicants have legal rights to work in the UK.

All written references are personally verbally endorsed before any candidate would be considered for any suitable vacancy.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and being fully up to date with all aspects of domestic service employment issues.

It is our policy to follow up on our candidate’s progress and we are always available to discuss any issues, should the need arise. We offer a guarantee period during which we offer replacement staff as detailed in our Terms of Business.

Why Choose Us?

Through our knowledge in the industry, and are extensive contacts and attention to details, we have developed a strong reputation in excellence. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal touch and take the time to build a strong relationship with our clients. Much of our business derives from personal recommendations.

Recent Vacancies

Housekeeper/Cook, Mayfair London (live out)


An opportunity has arisen for an opportunity to work for an old INHOUSE client who are really delightful.

A live out housekeeper/cook required to work for a couple based in Mayfair.

This is a five and a half day week, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m and Saturday 8 a.m to 1p.m.

The principals would also require the candidate to be prepared to travel with them for three weeks in July and two weeks in August to Cannes, (this year) where it would be a live in role.

The principals reside on a one floor apartment in Mayfair. they require an excellent housekeeper who can run the house without instruction, good at laundry and a keen eye for detail.

They require breakfast but are out for most of the day and often eat out for dinner.  Most of the time it would be just cooking for two, however when their adult children visit you would be required to cater for the family which could be for six.

They enjoy healthy vegetarian cuisine.

The principals travel a lot so there is a lot of down time.

£40k per annum

Nanny live out Holland Park, London W11

A nanny is required to take charge of two girls aged 4 years and 5 years, both attend school locally.  Must speak fluent English.

This is a part time role to cover when the mother is working.  During term time it would be, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, picking up from school at 2pm until 6pm.  Prepare the children’s late afternoon meal, keep them entertained, and help with some homework.

During school holidays the candidate would be required to work Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6p.m.

To start at the end of July.


Nanny/Companion – Holland Park, London

A delightful nine year old who is visiting his grandparents in July for four weeks, requires someone who can take charge of him for four afternoons during the week.

Taking him to the local park/playground, visiting museums, showing him the sights of London.

Start date July 2nd, this would suit a young person.

£14.00 per hour

Daily Housekeeper, North London

A weekday daily housekeeper/stewardess if required for a couple based in North London.  Must be a dog lover as taking care of the dog is an important part of this role.

The hours are from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

The candidate would be working alongside the weekend housekeeper and reporting to the PA.

Duties include classic day to day cleaning and maintaining the standard of the house, keeping supplies in stock, ordering food and cleaning products, dealing with suppliers, answering the door and phone, carrying out laundry and ironing, taking care of the dog.

The candidate will be required to travel with the principals twice a year for two to three months, in the summer on their yacht, where the duties include taking car of the dog and taking care of the master cabin.  In the winter in their chalet in a ski resort, where the duties would mask the same as in London.

The candidate would be required to take care of the dog when they are travelling.

This would suit a single person who is flexible, likes the idea of travel and is a dog lover.

Fluent English is essential. Eligibility to work in the UK and housekeeping experience.  To start April.

£32k per annum negotiable


An experienced butler is required to work for a single lady based in Chelsea.

Five storey house, Cook, Housekeeper and laundress are also employed.

The principal is in residence for around six months of the year, not all at one time as she travels to her other homes during the year.

When in residence this would be a six day week, the candidate would be required to start at 11.30a.m. if the principal is not entertaining he would finish at 9pm, , if she is hosting a dinner party it would be later, but he would be compensated for any extra hours. Five day week when she is not in residence

Must be very professional, be able to lay and serve at table, assist with flower arranging, be prepared to help the housekeeper if required and generally be flexible.

A warm friendly disposition is required.

To start asap

£55k + per annum


A private assistant to provide personal support to the Principals to ensure smooth running family life as well as solid business support in all areas.

As a small evolving private family office, you will be willing and capable of working on a wide variety of task and projects, filling any gaps that may arise and generally providing, support, guidance and stability for the team.

Working closely with another PA the key elements of the role are advance planning, strong communication, flexibility and adaptability.

Diary management and co-ordination of associated logistics, reservations, advance preparations or paperwork to take or follow up on, activities, appointments and travel arrangements including passports and visas.

Travel support planning trips and making all necessary arrangements, as well as ensuring all runs smoothly on the day.

Co-ordinate with household staff to ensure smooth day to day operations, ensuring everyone has what is need to succeed in their role. Potentially taking on the management duties as helpful, providing both support and leadership.

Take ownership for designated projects, conducting research and adding energy and ideas, providing best advice, logical recommendations and analysis of findings and driving to successful completion.

Happy to operate independently as well as work closely with others.

Proven experience as an Executive Assistant in a similar role.

Please call to get further information.

£55k + per annum


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